Human space

Humans live in a space, namely our space of humanity. Nobody can survive without being refreshed there, without nourishing themselves there, breathing there. Not only physically!

Human space is beyond the space of the geometrician. It is not abstract and empty but concretely filled with human possibilities and human dynamics. Nevertheless modern geometry can help to give us an image of it. The concept of ‘curvature’ is here particularly relevant.

We know that the Euclidian geometry has a curvature of zero. Parallels will never meet. From a point taken out of a straight line you can draw one parallel and only one.

The `curvature' of modern space, is obviously 'positive'. The parallels always meet. From a point taken out of the immanence no prospect is possible which does not converge finally towards the immanence. A world sums up in immanent enclosure. And this total sum is always larger than… 

Another human space, so to speak more on the side of Lobatchev’s geometry, will interest us more particularly. There, the parallels, far from meeting, rather tend to open. From a point taken out of the immanence, another line, of many same vectors, can run ad infinitum. The sum of the total is never as large, often smaller, than Totality.

Human space has an ‘outside’ and an ‘inside’, qualitatively different. Inside the dynamics of thought and action tend to converge in a kind of field of gravitation. Outside these same dynamics diverge in an infinite opening. But the outside does not invite to residence. It calls for adventure!

The human space exists each time as a unique specific space of the human reality as made up in such an area of the world and at such a time of history. A space of the culture made up with its specificities and its originality. A space of the reason made up with its epistemological and pragmatic possibilities and impossibilities. A space of the word made up through philosophies and the letters. A space of the knowledge made up through sciences and the myths. A space of the sensitivity made up through arts, modes, seductions… A space of constructions. A space of innovations. A space of emergences. A space of declines. A space of techniques. A space of networks and communications. A space of confrontations. A space of Eros. A space for beliefs. A space for dreams. A space for projects. A space of values. A space for Utopias…

Each human space - be it personal, social or cultural - integrates and excludes. It integrates what is compatible with its preconditions. It excludes what refuses this integration. Between this integration and this exclusion it plays its originality. Tell me what you include and what you exclude and I will tell you who you are.



01 Human Paradox
A paradoxal animal
Human paradox
In rupture
An animal in crisis
An animal 'less' (something)
Premature and naked
Child of the difference
Child of elsewhere
02 Verticality
Middle and extremes
Tropism to upwards
Divine instinct
The vertical living
Vertical interiority
The personal mystery
In strict immanence
03 Gaping Depths
Gaping deepness
Child of gaping
Gaping on an other order
Gaping of meaning
Gaping on the questioning
Gaping of matter
Gaping of existence
In vertical gaping
Negative anthropology
04 Sacral Difference
Sacral dimension
The sacral difference
Sacral crisis
The archaeological sacred
Sacral verticality
Hiero-tropic space-time
05 Human Environment
Human space
Closed and open
Curvature of space
Negative space
Space of the sense
Including and included
Between Alpha and Omega
06 The Matrix of Humanity
Child of a culture
Human matrix
Culture and cultures
Master speech
Refusing the enclosures
07 The Spirit
The spiritual reality
How define it?
Going through
The spirit says no
08 Spiritual Breath
Spiritual energy
Making sense
To signify
Sense is through gaping
Speech and language
09 The Sense of Sense
The Sense
The space of the sense
The house of the sense
Including and included sense
Master and possessor of sense
10 The Reason
Constituted and constituent
Scientific dialectics
Structure and sense
11 The Meaning
Demiurge of the significances
To run here and there
Trough articulation
Articulable matter
12 Systems Analysis
The system
Systemic operation
13 Oïkology
Impossible closing
Systemic totality
The house of the spirit
We sinned
14 Exodus
Spiritual adventure
Out of safety measures
Out of the cave
Logos in exodus
15 Through Difference
Starting from difference
Crossing the duality
A logic of crossing
16 Dialectics
Going through 'no'
Fundamental dynamics
The fourth dimension
Passover dialectics
17 Alliance
Broken Alliance
Rupture of the bond
The prodigal son
State of grace
18 History
Emergence of History
Impossible totalizing
Trans-historic verticality
The sense in exodus
Between Alpha and Omega
19 Fertile Confrontation
Singular adventure
Dialectical gestation
Two revolutions
A long gestation
20 Progress
What is progress?
Source of The progress
Exponential acceleration
The tool of progrès
Why it isn't working
Wedged exponential growth
Progressive illusion
21 Schizoid
Tautological speech
Master and possessor
Flirt with nothingness
God driven out
Without the Father
Without recourse
22 The Other One
The other one
To tell the other one
23 Adventurers
Components and exponents
Adventurers of eschatology
24 Through Scandal
Gaping mystery of evil
Trough distance
Congenital evil
Entropy in the human hearth
25 Agape
Gaping of Eros
Captive desire
Eros and Agape
Going down
Defeated entropy
26 God in You
Tropism for Agape
Bottomless bottom
Cleaning the sources
Let you fall
You fall into God